Network Services, VU 2.0

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Network Services, VU 2.0
Dynamic Web Technologies
Dipl.-Ing. Johann Oberleiter
Institute for Informationsystems, Distributed
Systems Group
•Generic Mechanisms
•ISAPI/Apache Modules
•CGI (Common Gateway Interface)
•Java related
–Java Servlets, Java Server Pages, Java Server Faces
–Java Web Applications
•Cocoon, Struts
Dynamic Web –Why?
•Web Servers return only with static files
•Interactive Content
–Created based on user interaction
•Dynamic Content
–Created on the fly
–Database access
Generic principles
•Separation of layout, content and program logic
–Good design principle (not only in Web)
–Allows parallel tasks of
•Web Designer
–Which Text when dynamically generated
•Program Logic
–What overall structure
–What navigational structures
•Internet Server API (Microsoft IIS)
–IIS only
–Extension mechanism for IIS
–C-based (like Windows API)
•Implements number of callbacks
–Functions that are called by server
•Request sent to ISAPI extension via API functions (callbacks)
•Respond via API functions (callbacks)
•Supports use of Multithreaded features
–Supports ISAPI extensions
•Similar to CGI-scripts
–Supports ISAPI filter
•Pre & postprocessing of a request, may be chained
–Netscape Server API
Apache Modules
•Extension mechanism for Apache
–C based
–Based on Apache Portable Runtime (APR), and C standard
•Based on Hooks (callbacks)
–Authentication, Authorization, Accounting
•Modify output from another module
•Map requests from URLs to resources on disc
Common Gateway Interface
•RFC 3875
•Running external programs
–From HTTP servers
–Platform-independent mechanism
•CGI script & HTTP server together
–Servicing a client request
–Creating response
•CGI script addressed with URI
CGI / 2
•Supported by most programming languages
–Requires access of standard input stream, standard output
stream, environment
•Supported by most programming languages
•Access standard input stream
•Access standard output stream
•Access environment variables
–Web Server
•Invocation of executables (stand-alone executables)
•Invocation of interpreter (interpreter languages)
•C, Perl
•New Process per request
CGI / 3
CGI / 4
void main(void)
printf("Content-type: text/html\r\n");
printf("Hello world!<br>\r\n");
•CGI performance problem
–Many requests require multiple processes
–Initialization of connections/resources
–Script remains in memory (via endless loop)
–Predefined protocol/API for communication
with HTTP server
Fast-CGI / 2
void main(void)
int count=0;
while(FCGI_Accept() >= 0) {
printf("Content-type: text/html\r\n");
printf("Hello world!<br>\r\n");
•Abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
•Dynamic Web Scripting language
–Syntax resembles C and Perl
–Currently most frequently used Web programming language
–Usually embedded in HTML
–Supported by most Internet service providers
•Wellknown through LAMP
–Linux –Apache –MySql –PHP
•Many libraries
–In particular libraries for database access
–Mix of HTML and script code
–Language grown over the years
–Quite Good
PHP -sample

<?php echo „<p>Hello World</p>“; ?>
Active Server Pages
•Server-side scripting ala Microsoft
–Relies on MS scripting languages
•Usually VB.NET or JScript (JavaScript)
•Programming model
–Program Logic via COM components
–Principally scalable (via COM+)
–Principally secure (server-side via COM+, ADSI)
–Mixture of layout and content
•Principally possible to do it in a clean way (via COM comp.)
–Vendor-lockin (only IIS supported)
•though special solutions for Apache exist
Host 1
ASP / 2
HTTP Server
COM Component 1
Host 2
COM+ / 2
COM+ / 1
Java Servlets
•Web component
–implemented in Java
•Generates dynamic content
•Managed by a servlet engine (container)
–Web server extensions
•Request/response paradigm
–Interaction with Web clients
Request/response Interaction
Web client
Web server
Servlet container
Servlets characteristics
•Much faster than CGI scripts (in general)
–Because different process model
•Standard API supported by many Web
•Supports Java and API's
Servlet interface / 1
ServletConfig getServletConfig()
String getServletInfo()
init(ServletConfig config)
service(ServletRequest request, ServletResponse response)
Servlet implementation
•Server implements servlet interface
•Typically by inheriting from (predefined)
implementation classes
Servlet lifecycle
finalized &
garbage collected
instantiate Servlet
Request Handling
•Through Service method
•ServletRequest object used
•Concurrent requests to same servlet
–Concurrent execution of service method on different
•HTTP specific Request Handling
–HttpServlet adds HTTP specific methods
•primarily doGet & doPost,
•doPut, doDelete, doHead, doOptions, doTrace
•getParameterXXX methods provide
–from URI query string and POST-ed data
•getHeaderXXX methods
Response Generation
•By using methods of ServletResponse
•Manual generation of any response
•HttpServletResponse interface
Servlet example
public void doGet(HttpServletRequest req,
HttpServletResponse res) throws ...
PrintWriter out= res.getWriter();
–Java component
–Allow on the fly transformation
–Implements javax.servlet.Filter
•Filter transforms content of
–HTTP requests
–Header information
•Modify or adapt
–Requests for a resource (dynamic&static content)
–Responses from a resource
Filter examples
•Authentication filters
•Logging and auditing filters
•Image conversion filters
•Data compression filters
•Encryption filters
•Tokenizing filters
•Filters triggering resource access events
•XSL/T filters
•MIME-type chain filters
•Caching filters
Filter implementation
•doFilter(ServletRequest req, ServletResponse res,
FilterChain next)
1.Examine request
2.May wrap Request object with a custom implementation to
filter/modify content or headers for input filtering
3.May wrap Response object with a custom implementation to
filter/modify content or headers for output filtering
4.May invoke next filter in chain or block further processing
5.After invocation 4. examine response headers and modify
–Last element of chain is target servlet
Session Tracking
–Supported by servlet container
–Cookie name JSESSIONID
•SSL sessions
–Only when SSL/TLS is in use
–Built-in mechanism to distinguish multiple requests
•URL Rewriting
–Adds session ID to request URL
•Supports storage of key-value pairs
–Keys are object names (strings)
–Values arbitrary Java objects
•Session timeouts
Other Servlet Issues
•Request forwarding
–Via Request Dispatchers
–Support for event listeners
•For state changes in ServletContext, HttpSession,
–Lifecycle, changes to attributes, session migration, object
–Not often supported by public Web hosters
Java Server Pages (JSP)
•JSP page
–Textual document how to create a response object
from a request object for a given protocol
–Defines a JSP page implementation class
•Implements semantics of the JSP page
•Implements javax.servlet.Servlet interface
–HTTP default protocol for requests/responses
–Default ending .jsp
•Traditional usage
–Generation of HTML
•Generating XML possible
–More modern JSP XML-like syntax
•JSP container
–Life-cycle management
–Runtime support
•Translation phase
–Validates syntactic correctness of JSP page
–Locates/Creates implementation class
•Execution phase
–Container delivers events to JSP page
–Into implementation class + deployment info during deployment
•Removal of start-up lag for transition phase
•Reduction of memory footprint needen to run JSP container –no
compiler required
JSP -Syntax
–Element type known to JSP container
•Template Data
–JSP translator not aware about
•Allows (a little bit) separation
JSP Elements
–Global information, independent of specific request
–Info for translation phase
–Syntax: <%@ directive ... %>
–Infos for request processing
–Standardized (by JSP specification)
–Custom (portable tag extension mechanism)
–Syntax: <mytag attr="value">xyz</mytag>
•Scripting Elements
–Glue around template text and actions
–Manipulation of objects and to perform computation
–Invocation of methods on Java objects
–Catching of Java language exceptions
–Expression language (EL) to access data from different sources
JSP Expression Language
•Simple expressions without Java code
•Enclosed within ${...}
–<mytag attr1="${}"/>
•Access of Java beans
•Operators as in Java
–Includes arithmetic, relational operators,
logical operators
–Conditional Operator ${expr ? a:b}
JSP Documents
•JSP page that is also a XML document
–Well-formed, validation
–Entity resolution may be applied
–<% style syntax not supported
•Use <> instead
–Default convention .jspx
–Specification calls it so-called XML view
JSP Taglibs
•Extension of tags a JSP container interprets
–Tab library
–Taglib directive required
•<%@ taglib=
–XML view
•xmlns:prefix on root of JSP document
JavaServer Faces
•Extension of Servlets/JSPs
•Definition of Web components
–Custom tag from tag library
–Event processing (similar to JavaBeans)
–Components render themselves as HTML
–Navigation rules in XML files
•Store targets of navigation links
•Automatically resolved
JavaServer Faces -Sample
<h:command_button id="submitButton"
label="OK" commandName="submit">
Web Applications
•Consists of
–Utility Classes
–Static documents (HTML, images, ...)
–Client side Java applets, beans, classes
–Descriptive meta information above
everything above
Web Applications
•Structured Hierarchy of Directories
–Root of hierarchy is document root for application files
•Special directory WEB-INF
–All things related to the application not in the document root
–No file of WEB-INF served directly to client
–Eg. Configuration
–Deployment descriptor /WEB-INF/web.xml
–Servlet and Utility classes in /WEB-INF/classes/
–Java ARchive Files (JAR) in /WEB-INF/lib/
•Packaged in Web ARchive Format (WAR-File)
–JAR Format
•Supports references to other J2EE technologies
–eg EJB,JNDI,WebServices
Web Applications
Context-Path: /catalog in Web-Container
Request: /catalog.index.html
Web Applications
•Deployment Descriptor (XML File)
–ServletContext Init Parameters
–Session Configuration
–Servlet/JSP Definitions
–Servlet/JSP Mappings
–Application Lifecycle Listener classes
–Filter Definitions and Filter Mappings
–MIME Type Mappings
–Welcome File list
•Default files for unmachted URIs (eg. default.jsp)
–Error Pages
•List of error page descriptions
–Locale and Encoding Mappings
•Declarative Security
–Expressing an application's security structure external to the
•Roles, Access Control, Authentication Requirements
–Described in deployment descriptor
•Programmatic Security
•getRemoteUser (user name client used for auth.)
•getUserPrincipal (principal name of current user)
•Servlet container
–Enforces declarative or programmatic security
•For the principal associated with an incoming request based on
security attributes of the principal
Security Role
•Logical Grouping of users
–Defined by Application Developer
•On application deployment
–Roles mapped by developer to principals or
groups in the runtime environment
Security Constraint
(deployment descriptor)
Jakarta Tomcat
•Most important Servlet engine
–Became reference implementation
•Usually port 8080
•Hosts JSPs, Servlets
–Connections to other technologies
•Stand-alone WebServer
–Supports SSI
–Supports CGI
–Not as sophisticated as Apache
•Performance, no support for non-Java languages, available
tools, ...
Apache Integration with Tomcat / 1
•Sharing load using different port numbers
–Eg. Apache runs on port 80, tomcat on 8080
•Same or different server
•User see URLs that contain different ports/servers
–interesting for bookmarking
•2 WebServers to tune, maintain, secure
•Apache security does not know about Tomcat
security (file access, user authentication)
Apache Integration with Tomcat / 2
•Proxying Apache to Tomcat
–Apache hands over all requests to specific
URIs to Tomcat
•Using Apache module mod_proxy
•No load balancing for more than one proxy
•2 WebServers to tune, maintain, secure
•HTTP proxying slower than custom connectors
•Dual authentication
Apache Integration with Tomcat / 3
•Custom connector protocol
–Apache module mod_jk2
•a module for IIS is also available
–AJP protocol (Apache JServ protocol)
–Supports load balancing
–Supports In-Process JVM
•Tomcat runs inside Apache
•Microsoft‘s answer to Servlets/JSP
•Requires .NET
•Supported by IIS 6.0
–Special support for Apache / Mono
•Completely different to ASP
–More like Java Servlets/JSP/Java ServerFaces
•Supports different programming languages
–Any .NET capable programming language
•Microsoft supports C#, C++, VB.NET, J#
•Today frequently supported
–With Windows 2003 Server Web Edition
•ASP.NET (aspx) page translated to .NET class
–Inherits from System.Web.UI.Page
–Only if source has changed
•Server-side Web Controls
–.NET classes
–Server-side representation of HTML elements
•or more complex elements
–Implement their own renderering facility
–May be rendered in any browser
–May raise events (.NET event/delegate model)
•Programming model
–Accessing .NET assemblies & components
•ASP.NET page classes
•In-line code
–Program code within <script> tag
•<script runat=„server“language=„c#“>…</script>
–Problem: mixture of HTML and program logic
•Code behind
–Refers to code separated in a different class file
•<%@ Language=„c#“Inherits=„MyOther.MyClass“>
–Inherits from the provided class
–Addition of new methods,properties allowed
–.NET Methods/Properties may be accessed with special script
•Allows separation of layout and contents
–Validation of user input
–Different types
–Happens after button is pressed
–Error message may be placed on a Web
control "ValidationSummary"
ASP .NET / 5
<%@ Page Language="C#"%>
<form Runat="server">Name:
<asp:textbox id="lastname" runat="server"/>
<asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="reqVal"
ErrorMessage="Required field!" runat="server"/>
<asp:Button ID="ok" Text="OK"
OnClick="HandleClick" Runat="server"/>
Dynamic Web Architectures / 1
•Sun's Model 1 architecture
–One JSP processes request and generates
–JSP's contain also process intensive task
–Significant amount of code may be embedded
in HTML code
–Weak concerning separation of content and
Model 1 architecture
Dynamic Web Architectures / 2
•Sun's Model 2 architecture
–MVC paradigm
•Model –underlying Datamodel
•View –GUI
–Changes in the model are automatically represented in the view
–interprets user interaction
–sends appropriate commands to Model
–Servlet acts as controller
–JSP acts as View
–JavaBeans act as Model (created by the servlet)
•Contain also connections to databases, EJB servers, ...
–No processing logic in the JSPs
•Processing logic
–Better separation of content and presentation
Model 2 architecture
•Framework for
–Model 2 architectures
•Provides its own controller
•Supports different technologies for Model
–JDBC, EJB, Hibernate
•Supports different technologies for View
–JSP, JSF, XSLT, JSTL, Velocity Templates
•XML based servlet framework
•Based on XSLT pipelines
•Sitemaps controls generation of pages
–generate starts pipeline
–transform applies stylesheet
–Serialize generates final output file
–Navigation flow written with JavaScript
Cocoon / 2
generate (start from file abc.xml)
transform (apply layout.xsl)
transform (apply book.xsl)
serialize (generate abc.html)